Boys And Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama started a new tradition Wednesday by showcasing the work of the club members.

These works were created by children ages 6 to 18 during their time after school.

“We provide a positive accepting place for young people to come after school when schools out, schools and clubs together make a great combination for success in children,” said Kim Turner, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama.

“I didn’t know it was going to impact my life to be a junior staff or for me to acknowledge other kids and make them look up to me as an older person,” said current club member Kiersten Williams.

According to Turner, when a child stays in the Boys and Girls Club through their teenage years, the graduation rate is 99 percent.

“We know we are making a difference, and the kids not only graduate from high school, they graduate with a plan,” Turner said.

The club now serves five units in Tuscaloosa and Hale County.

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